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coming out  // Posts tagged as "coming out"

04 Aug Posted by in Guest Writers | 1 comment

My First Lesbian Experience

My First Lesbian Experience

I felt attracted to girls at a very young age. I came from a large family in the Lake Minnetonka area of the Twin Cities and every morning in summer we kids were released after breakfast to explore the neighborhood around the lake. I would often be alone, preferring to fish on the dock by […]

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13 Mar Posted by in Lee Lynch | Comments Off

The Gift of Being Out

The Gift of Being Out

I always fear bad consequences when I come out to other people. How will they react, will there be more pain than gain for them, for me? Coming out may be easier for some in 2012 than it was fifty years, twenty years, a dozen years ago, but for most it’s still tough. I’m thinking […]

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13 Oct Posted by in Robin Lowey | 1 comment

Troubled Teens, Then and Now

Troubled Teens, Then and Now

FROM THE ARCHIVES: National Coming Out Day is over this year, but homophobia is still ongoing. This week a 13-year-old kid hung himself in the schoolyard at the same middle school that I attended. I remember my days in 8th grade there and how I desperately tried to pretend that I was NOT achingly in […]

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17 Jul Posted by in Guest Writers | 1 comment

Coming Out After Thirty

Coming Out After Thirty

I’m a middle aged lesbian who lives with my Mom in Florida. How did I get here? I was supposed to stay in her condo for a couple of months after I moved down from New York, following my divorce. Wonder why that marriage didn‘t work out? I was going to get established and then […]

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18 Oct Posted by in Robin Lowey | 5 comments

Troubled Teens – Then and Now

Troubled Teens – Then and Now

National Coming Out Day is over this year, but homophobia is still ongoing. This week a 13-year-old kid hung himself in the schoolyard at the same middle school that I attended. I remember my days in 8th grade there and how I desperately tried to pretend that I was NOT achingly in love with my […]

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15 Oct Posted by in Guest Writers | 4 comments

Coming Out – The Invisible Lesbian

Coming Out – The Invisible Lesbian

It wasn’t until I told Josh, my 26 year old very fabulous gay boyfriend, about my troubles wearing nail polish that I realized just maybe the world had changed. He simply couldn’t believe it when I mentioned that a girl I had a crush on in college told me my red nails meant I wanted […]

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Coming Out Story – Leaving Chico

Coming Out Story – Leaving Chico

The following is a performance piece in progress. Fall 1978, I’m 19 years old, a sophomore at Chico State University in Northern California.  I’m an Art Major and I’m also enrolled in a Fiction Writing Course.  I write in the first person as a man and talk about chicks I like to have sex with—foreshadowing. […]

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24 Sep Posted by in Margie Adam | 1 comment

Lesbian: Going All the Way – Part 2

Lesbian: Going All the Way – Part 2

When I came out in the sixties, “coming out” meant reinventing the world. It meant blowing a hole in the constricting walls of homophobia in my personal life, in my culture and in American politics by living out my woman-loving ways each day. It meant clearing a new and shining path in the world with […]

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